NCDs and UHC: Learning from AIDS; planning for success and avoiding mistakes

Meeting Organizer

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

MoPH Thailand, NHSO Thailand, JICA, WHO

Contact Person : Reeta Bhatia,

30 January 2019
14:00 - 17:30 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 7

Open to All Participants


. As a model for shared responsibility in the response to a complex disease, the AIDS response provides a model for understanding the political economic and social determinants of a health threat, developing system approaches to addressing the challenges that a complex health problem poses, and for reforming governance and the political context in which health is set. This session will present specific examples, the triumphs and the impediments in the AIDS response that addressed the complex and inter-related issues in the political economy of a specific global health threat and expand these lessons to the new and complex landscape of NCDs, that can serve as a pathway to achieving UHC.


The response to NCDs and to UHC is a complex process, fraught with challenges, many possible pathways. This meeting will analyze and discuss how key AIDS constructs could shorten the learning curve of NCDs and assist in attaining UHC. The discussion will focus on 3 areas: 1. Overall financing with a focus on prevention 2. People centered approaches and community engagement 3. Equity and inclusiveness to leave no one behind